Professional correspondence, manuscripts and research notes, teaching and lecture materials, and files regarding his university
Scholar of religious history and chairman of the Dept. of Religious Studies, Stanford University, from 1973 to 1980. Clebsch
came to Stanford in 1963 from a series of ministerial and theological seminary positions. He served as chairman of the new
American Studies Program (1975-1980) and was a leader in the improvement of graduate and undergraduate programs in the humanities.
Clebsch played a key role in faculty affairs throughout his 20-year career at Stanford. As deputy chairman (1968-1969) of
the first faculty senate of the Academic Council and as chairman (1969-1970) of the second, he set the pattern for future
operation of the Faculty Senate and he continued to serve in many capacities on elected and appointed positions in the Faculty
Senate and on University Committees.